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Russia, Iran Should Step Up Cooperation in Media Sphere - IRNA Director General

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Russia and Iran should cooperate more closely in the media sphere and support each other, Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) Director General Mohammad Khoddadi told Sputnik on Friday.

Presentation of the major internaRussia's International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya and Iran's Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) signed an agreement Sunday on the increase of cooperation between the two agencies. - Sputnik International
Rossiya Segodnya, IRNA Sign Cooperation Agreement
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Speaking about the "fake news" problem, Khoddadi pointed out that such a phenomenon emerged due to media policies, as many outlets and broadcasters sought "to benefit and misuse the information against the people."

"The media of both countries, Iran and Russia, has to be closer than before," Khoddadi said.

"The main problem at the moment is the source of media. Unfortunately, some international media misuse the information," the IRNA director general added.

The Iranian news agency head said he considered Iranian, Russian and Syrian media outlets to be credible sources of information. Moscow and Tehran should work together more closely in various spheres to deepen mutual understanding, Khoddadi noted.

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